A NEW INCISION FOR THE RADICAL RESECTION OF TUBERCULOUS GLANDS OF THE NECK

W. E. McIlvaine
1917 Journal of the American Medical Association  
on the neoplasm or through an insignificant layer of intervening mucous membrane, has become possible. I have also used radium in prostatic hypertrophy cases in which the patient was too desperately sick to be operated on. This article is not intended to speak of ultimate results, but we may safely say here that truly astonishing results have been obtained in some cases : disappearance of obstruction, shrinkage and great softening of certain cancers of the prostate, and extensive retrogressive
more » ... sive retrogressive changes in inoperable cancers of the bladder. Fairly large amounts of radium, in high concentration, are desirable in order to make the treatments, amounting to 200 or more milligram-hours, of as short duration as possible. This is particularly true of cancers of the bladder, in which the patient is often intolerant of long treatments. These methods have opened up a new and fertile field of therapeutics in a class of urologie cases which have heretofore been almost beyond relief. While we do not as yet know all the possibilities of cure, we do know that much relief can be afforded.
doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270040165009 fatcat:itxc76czsvf2xbj475mcgarqqu